Worldcon Hits Record for Hugo Award Voting

In just a few days we’ll know how many of the 5,950 valid ballots are from puppies, gamergaters and allied troublemakers and how many are from FANs.

SASQUAN ANNOUNCES RECORD PARTICIPATION IN THE 2015 HUGO AWARDS VOTING

Sasquan is pleased to announce that it received a record breaking 5,950 valid ballots for the 2015 Hugo Awards. 5,914 voters used the online voting system and 36 submitted paper ballots. The 5,950 total surpasses the vote total record for previous years (3,587 ballots, set by Loncon in 2014) by more than 65%.

More than 57% of the convention members eligible to vote cast ballots this year, making this the highest level of participation in Hugo Awards voting in the past decade.

Sasquan will announce the Hugo Awards winners Saturday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m. at a ceremony hosted by authors Tananarive Due and David Gerrold.

Sasquan will stream the Hugo Awards ceremony live and free of charge at http://www.ustream.tv/hugo_awards. There will also be a text stream available on the Hugo Awards webpage at http://www.thehugoawards.org.

Sasquan will release complete numbers on the voting through the Sasquan website at the conclusion of the Aug. 22 ceremony.

Online pre-registration for Sasquan is now closed, except for Supporting membership.

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ABOUT THE WORLD SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION

Founded in 1939, the World Science Fiction Convention is one of the largest international gatherings of authors, artists, editors, publishers, and fans of science fiction and fantasy. The annual Hugo Awards, the leading award for excellence in the fields of science fiction and fantasy, are voted on by the Worldcon membership and
presented during the convention.

Sasquan is organized under the banner of the SWOC: http://swoc.org/contact.php

“World Science Fiction Society”, “WSFS”, “World Science Fiction Convention”, “Worldcon”, “NASFiC”, “Hugo Award”, the Hugo Award Logo, and the distinctive design of the Hugo Award Trophy Rocket are service marks of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.

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